1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Pseudovigna (Harms) Verdc.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Mackinder, R. Pasquet, R. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:5. 2001

    Habit
    Trailing or climbing perennial herbs.
    Stem
    Stems densely covered in ferruginous hispid hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets lobed, with dense appressed silvery hairs on the undersurface; stipules and stipels present.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–8-flowered axillary pseudoracemes.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, the upper pair partly connate, covered in ferruginous hispid hairs.
    Corolla
    Corolla glabrous; petals clawed; standard obovate to broadly obovate, auriculate, without appendages.
    Stamens
    Vexillary stamen free or joined to the others at base; anthers ± uniform.
    Pistil
    Ovary shortly stipitate to subsessile, oblong, hairy, 3-ovuled; style glabrous, slender, geniculate, flattened proximal to the bend, terete distally; stigma terminal, fringed with hairs.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong, compressed, septate, dehiscent, covered in dark brown hairs, 1–3-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, oblong to reniform; aril poorly developed, funicle remnant persistent.
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Perennial prostrate or climbing herb from a woody rootstock
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipules and stipels present
    Flowers
    Flowers in few-flowered axillary falsely racemose inflorescences
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, the upper pair oflobes united for just under half their length
    Corolla
    Corolla medium-sized; standard obovate, auriculate, but without appendages; wings oblanceolate; keel neither beaked nor incurved
    Stamens
    Vexillary stamen free; anthers ± uniform
    Pistil
    Ovary oblong, 3-ovuled; style tenuous and flattened below, bent and then cylindrical (but nowhere thickened) above, glabrous save where it merges into the ovary; stigma absolutely terminal, penicillate
    Fruits
    Pods oblong, bristly, septate
    Seeds
    Seeds oblong-reniform, granular; rim-aril little developed but a papery funicle-remnant persistent.
    [LOWO]

    Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

    Habit
    Herbs
    Ecology
    Seasonally dry tropics; the low altitude species occurs in grassland or low bushland, often in cultivated land or near swamps; the other is from forest, near rivers and in clearings, or in woodland or wooded grassland
    Distribution
    E and W Africa (P. argentea (Willd.) Verdc. is ± coastal in both E and W Africa)
    Note
    See comments on relationships under Pseudeminia

    Previous accounts of the Phaseoleae by Baudet (1978) and Lackey (1981) recognised 90 and 84 genera and c. 1540 and 1480 species respectively in the tribe. In an equivalent, i.e. traditionally held view of Phaseoleae, 89 genera and (1554)–1567–(1580) species are treated here (Table 9; Fig. 47). Changes between Baudet (1978) and this treatment are that eleven genera are now in synonymy or have subsequently been placed in Millettieae, two genera have been transferred from Desmodieae and eight new genera have been added. Vigna has traditionally been thought to comprise some 150–200 species, but Vigna sens. strict. may contain fewer than 100.

    Recent molecular analyses of the tribe, however, have emphasised both the polyphyletic and paraphyletic nature of Phaseoleae as traditionally circumscribed (Bruneau & Doyle, 1990; Doyle & Doyle, 1993; Delgado Salinas et al., 1993; Bruneau et al., 1995; Doyle et al., 1997, 2000; Kajita et al., 2001; Goel et al., 2001; Lee & Hymowitz, 2001). This has required a radical realignment of elements of the phaseoloids (Table 9; Fig. 47), with at least two major clades being evident: Phaseoleae subtribes Diocleinae and Ophrestiinae which together with tribe Abreae are allied to the core-Millettieae (Fig. 45), and the remaining groups comprising a Phaseoleae sens. lat. clade. The rbcL phylogeny of Kajita et al. (2001) and the ITS analysis of Hu et al. (2002) are equivocal as to which clade subtribe Clitoriinae belongs. Phaseoleae sens. lat. also includes two traditionally independent tribes, the Desmodieae and Psoraleeae. Delimiting a recircumscribed Phaseoleae sens. strict is thus very problematic. A solution may be to recognise a broad tribe Phaseoleae, comprising the subtribes Kennediinae, Cajaninae, Phaseolinae and Glycininae, assorted basally branching genera, and tribes Desmodieae and Psoraleeae (both treated at subtribal level).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe

    Pseudovigna (Harms) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 24: 320 (1970)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Kew Bull. 24: 390, fig. 4 (1970).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in K.B. 24: 390 (1970)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Legumes of the World Online
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